Dark and windy along Hwy 1 across the Keys. Finally got to see Key Deer. 6 of them along the side of the road in various spots on Deer Key. This is the first time I'd seen them. Not very big but looked about as stupid as the non protected forest rats. I think they hang you if you kill one. Signs every few feet warning about them, but until now I thought they were like the rabbit with horns in the southwest. (Jackalope???)
Sun came up as it is wont to do and along with it the heat and humidity. Everything easy going and little traffic until somewhere where the Toll Rd and I-95 split. There I found that the Spot had quit working somewhere on Key Largo. No lights (flashing or otherwise). Changed out the new lithium battery I'd just put in before we started. This is the second time on this trip a new battery changed just to be safe, failed. In future we'll leave well enough alone.
Made it to Perry, GA, which is about 100 miles past where we'd planned. Hoping to better the plan to allow for unforeseen events as time goes on. Not that we're wishing for unforeseen events, of course!
Charles' photo of the old bridge between Keys at sunrise
Charles' photo of Bob re-securing something at a gas stop. Temp about 100 deg. F.
Note Key West chicken. Came to inspect our work while changing headlight.
First day's stats. Nothing to brag about but it was hot and one bike is old and the other is little. That's our excuse and we're sticking with it.
View somewhere along the Florida Turnpike. Note thermometer - 106F